FAMILY LAW PRACTICE includes:
An long list, to be sure!
The attorney with whom you choose to work should have both intellectual and educational expertise in whatever issue you are facing –but also practical experience and basic human understanding.
Additionally, various areas of the human experience overlap with FAMILY LAW . Selling the marital home during a divorce requires experience in REAL ESTATE LAW. BUSINESS ISSUES frequently arise in DIVORCE when one spouse or both are business owners or when, post-divorce, the client wants to start her own business. If that new business involves hiring employees or independent contractors, it is imperative your lawyer is knowledgeable in this critical distinction in BUSINESS LAW. If these employees are Independent contractors are artists, musicians, actors or filmmakers, you will need your attorney to pivot with professional and intellectual ease.
DIVORCING PARENTS many have a SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD or a PARENT WITH ALZHEIMERS; A DIVORCING COUPLE WHERE ONE SPOUSE NEEDS A NURSING HOME are situations that need both a FAMILY LAWYER and the knowledge of GUARDIANSHIP and ELDER CARE. DIVORCING COUPLES need new WILLS and the advice and skill of an ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY.
Your FAMILY LAWYER must be able to identify these situations and integrate them into the recommendations he or she gives to you. Your FAMILY LAWYER must know if and when it is necessary to bring in another attorney who specializes in one of these fields of law. The more your FAMILY LAW can build you a TEAM, the better and more COST-EFFECTIVE your divorce and post-divorce plans will go and you will not be faced with addressing the adjunct issues after your central proceeding concludes. Those plans will already and seamlessly be in place for you.
Your FAMILY LAWYER should be able to recognize these needs and incorporate them into your proceeding, bring in the best attorneys for you if she herself cannot do the work, and build you a team of solid professionals who will be there for you, earn your trust and respect your resources.
At McCAIG LAW OFFICES, we have over 20 years of experience concentrating in FAMILY LAW, which Attorney Rose Ellen McCaig considers to be an overarching field that must encompasses expertise and the ability to pivot between all areas of the law that affect the FAMILY.
If your particular matter involves any of these areas not usually listed under FAMILY LAW OR DOMESTIC RELATIONS, please consider a consultation with Attorney Rose Ellen McCaig. If she cannot assist you with certain aspects of your case, she will build a team for you from the many professionals with whom she has developed solid and trusting relationships over her many years in practice. Rather than finding yourself in a situation where one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing, where work may be repeated by two different firms –your bills increasing as a result, MLO will manage a team and you will receive one clear billing statement with no surprises.
Stay tuned for a series of blogs that discusses the interaction between FAMILY LAW closely related fields that include but are not limited to:
Family Law + Real Estate
Family Law + Business
Family Law + Contracts
Family Law + A Special Needs Child
Family Law + Guardianship Issues
Family Law + Wills, Trusts + Estate Planning
In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, please contact McCaig Law Offices. Rose Ellen McCaig will listen to your story, ask the right questions and help you develop the right plan of action for your particular situation.